The effective regulation of medical devices contributes to the strengthening of health systems. In order for a regulation to achieve its objectives, principles of good regulatory practices, whether legality, consistency, independence, impartiality, proportionality, flexibility, clarity, efficiency and transparency, must be observed in its development. The World Health Organization published the Good Regulatory Practices (GRP) document that “provides advice to establish and implement sound, affordable, efficient regulation of medical products as an important part of health system performance and sustainability.”

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